|Residence Bolton, England|
Name Jenny Ryan
|Known for The Chase (2015—)|
|Full Name Jenny Alexis Ryan|
Born 2 April 1982 (age 33) (1982-04-02) Bolton, Greater Manchester, England
Other names "The Vixen""The Bolton Brainiac"
Occupation Television personality, quiz brain
Similar Anne Hegerty, Shaun Wallace, Paul Sinha, Mark Labbett, Bradley Walsh
Jenny Alexis Ryan (born 2 April 1982) is a British quizzer and one of the five "Chasers" on the ITV game show The Chase.
Ryan has made appearances on quiz shows Fifteen to One and The Weakest Link, and was part of a team called "The Gamblers" on Only Connect who won the third series of the show. Ryan came 175th in the World Quizzing Championship of 2014. She has also appeared on University Challenge, representing the University of Leeds who reached the semi-finals in 2003.
Ryan wrote questions for the pilot episode of The Chase in 2009. She joined the show in 2015, making her debut appearance on 2 September. She was recommended for The Chase by Anne Hegerty, as the two of them competed together on the same quiz team. Her nickname on the show is "The Vixen", in reference to her red hair; she is also referred to as "The Bolton Brainiac" for her place of residence.
On top of her appearances on The Chase, she also sings and plays the ukulele with the band Nanukes of the North.